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December 10, 2021by amybabashoff0
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The holiday season is all about giving; from the gifts we buy for our family and friends down to the foods that we make for others to enjoy. This season is the perfect excuse to bring baked goods to the workplace, and treating your colleagues to some festive treats may just make the holiday countdown a little more bearable for everyone!

If you want to impress everyone with your delicious holiday creations, keep reading! Here are some delicious, full-proof Christmas recipe ideas that will help you spread the holiday cheer around the office!

  1. Yule Log

The Yule log (also known as Buche de Noel) is an iconic dessert that takes center stage during the holiday season. The Yule Log is a rolled sponge cake shaped and decorated to resemble a wooden log. This ornate dessert is a holiday baking tradition that dates back to 19th century France, when people baked a cake to symbolize the burning log that kept them warm during the Christmas season. 

A classic combination of light chocolate cake and vanilla-flavored cream filling, topped with confectioners’ sugar and grated chocolate shavings, it will certainly be a delicious treat for everyone at the office. 

2. Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A dessert intended to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or hot tea, this is a great choice to bring to the workplace if simplicity is your number one priority. Known for its ribbons of cinnamon filling and distinct crumb topping, your colleagues will appreciate something to go with their mid-morning coffee. 

 

3. Chocolate Crinkles

If cookies are more your thing, branch out from the traditional chocolate chip recipe and try out chocolate crinkle cookies! The “crinkle” in this recipe’s name comes from their distinctive crackle-appearance, and the sprinkled powdered sugar on top can’t help but remind us of snowfall.

The look is achieved through the transformation of sugar-coated dough balls into distinctively textured cookies. Not only are chocolate crinkle cookies beautiful to look at, they’re the perfect combination of chocolatey taste and chewy texture-crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside! 

 

4. Gingerbread Men

This molasses-dark, ginger-and-spice flavored cookie is a perfect option to bring to the workplace, and they are as delicious to eat as they are fun to make.

The best part about making gingerbread cookies is that you can decorate them however you want with any tools you have on hand. Red and green striped white chocolate chips, for example, make terrific buttons for these gingerbread men.

 

5. Sugar Cookies

We can’t have a list of holiday treats and not include Sugar Cookies. The classic sugar cookie is customarily made with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. 

Form them by hand, drop, or roll and cut into shapes, then decorate with additional sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of these. 

 

6. Russian Tea Cakes

Whether you call them Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies or snowballs, there’s no denying that they’re essential to bake during the Christmas season! A shortbread-like dough, covered with chopped nuts, bakes up to a soft texture. The classic finish for them is a roll through powdered sugar.

 

7. Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Anyone who adores Hershey’s kisses is sure to enjoy this festive cookie!

These Christmassy chocolate kiss cookies are delicious, festive and relatively easy to make!

Prepare your cookie dough, pour some sprinkles in a bowl, roll your dough into small balls and place them into the bowl of sprinkles. After your cookies are nicely coated, line them up in a baking tray and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow them to cool off for another five minutes, and then place a chocolate kiss on the center of each cookie!

 

8. Holiday Bark

Bark is another classic treat during the holiday season, and what’s not to love about it? Simply melt chocolate, spread it out, and top it with your favorite ingredients. Plus, it makes a super-easy, giftable treat. Simply, wrap in clear plastic and tie with a festive bow for a lovely homemade Christmas gift.

 

9. Toffee

Similar to the chocolate bark we listed above, toffee is another Christmas treat that makes for a fantastic gift if you need it! It is made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter, and occasionally flour. 

Once you’ve made the mixture and heated it up to the “hard crack” stage, let it cool and it’s ready to go!

 

10. Fudge

Whether you decide to go with classic chocolate or throw in a surprise twist like peanut butter or peppermint, you typically only need a few simple ingredients to make this treat! Once you have created the mixture, pour into a pan and store it in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

 

11. Pecan Pie Bars

Depending on your baking style, pies usually take a bit more time and effort to make, and they won’t go very far if you have a full staff. Consider making bars instead! Pecan pie in a bite-sized bar–perfect for a crowd! These pecan pie bars boast a tender shortbread crust and all the flavor of pecan pie.

 

What is your favorite Christmas treat? We would love to hear – drop it in the comments below!

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